Beautiful Disaster: Responding to the 7 Reasons Why We’re Drawn to the Damaged Person

Quentin Lucas discusses attractions to the damaged person, as a damaged person.

Quentin Lucas discusses attractions to the damaged person, as a damaged person.

How to Remove the Stigma of ‘Failure’ From Divorce

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You’ve grown up, and the constraints are clear. You would not dress a child in the same pants and shirt year after year. So it is with relationships: if they remain the same shape and size, after a time, they just don’t fit.

I Used to Hurt Myself to Feel Better

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Brian Cuban explains the complex dynamic of self-harm to break through the shame.

The Epidemic of Burnout, Depression and Suicide in Medicine: One Doctor’s Story

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Unless we can create safe space to seek help without fear of reprisal, nothing is going to change. It is with this goal in mind that I decided to share my story.

James Holmes Trial Puts Sanity on the Stand

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Jurors will likely be presented with conflicting notions of sanity and insanity. And they will be forced to confront widely held cultural assumptions about mental illness and violence.

Tomboys Are Cool But Sissies Are Not. Now What Is That?

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Why can’t we all get on the same page with the evolution of gender identity?

9 Questions About Living With Depression

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You know those questionnaires doctors ask you to fill out about depression? Gabe Howard decided to publish his.

Why You Should Never Assume Anything About People With Autism

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There are many successful people with autism yet it’s still thought of as an inevitable disability.

What Society Tells Me About Being a Dad—And Why That Needs to Change

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Matt Brennan finds himself more attuned to the realities of being a dad—despite what society shows him.

Outsider Art Can Refashion How We Think About Mental Illness

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Can we fashion a new understanding of mental illness that will improve lives?

Talking About Mental Health With Your Kids

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The mental health talk is as important as the sex talk, but many parents still avoid it.

A Chance Encounter With Lifelong Repercussions

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Shawn Henfling tells the story of a man whose spontaneous confession changed his life.

If Everyone Understood These 10 Things About Depression, the Stigma Surrounding It Would No Longer Exist

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#5 Anyone can fall victim to depression

It’s Time Colleges Addressed Childhood Sexual Abuse Too

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How can campuses expand their efforts and support for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse?

When You Say ‘I Don’t Believe In Feminism, Just Gender Equality…’

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You say one thing. But what we hear is something else entirely.

The Conversation I Was Never Prepared to Have

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How one doctor’s appointment felt like a life sentence for one writer.